Over on Instagram we’ve been working a content repost series celebrating the Black British women behind the lens. Here are the young hustlers featured in the series.
The very existence of black women, is almost political by nature and through their bold works and authentic approach to bringing diversity to the forefront of conversations, young Black British Female photographers are empowering entire cohorts by validating their image.
The image of the ‘black’ woman – whose entire existence has often been subject to dynamic forms of oppression from various social and ethnic groups – can be innately controversial, in modern media she is often heavily sexualised, fetishised or completely erased.
Through exploring the work of photographers such as Dazhane Leah, Ronan McKenzie and Danika Magdalena, we’re simultaneously exploring the diverse nature of the black woman as creator and muse, photographer and subject. #RONIEBONDBHM
It’s October. It’s Black History Month🇬🇧. To celebrate we’ll be sharing photography by some of our favourite Black Female Photographers. Thank you to all the photographers who have taken the time to dedicate their craft to documenting a new normal, faces that aren’t celebrated by the everyday mainstream media, the democratisation of content creation has allowed us to exist and it’s beautiful. ❤️🙌🏾 First off is our fave @dazhaneleahphotos whose incredible eye has enabled her to amass a huge social following through the creation of bold, captivating and crisp images of her own personal style on her Instagram account @dazhaneleah. As a photographer, her work explores a range of different themes including identity and gender as she creates powerful portraits that are vibrant but romantic and important to the evolution of culture as a whole. Explore more of her work here @dazhaneleahphotos.➡️➡️➡️ Thank you for inspiring this content sharing series Dazhane, you da best. #blackhistorymonth #blackbritishwomen #undergroundcreatives #roniebondgang #roniebondbhm
It’s October. It’s Black History Month🇬🇧. To celebrate we’ll be sharing photography by some of our favourite Black Female Photographers. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #roniebondBHM ❤️❤️❤️ Bernice is a multidisciplinary artist from London whose photography series #friendsonfilm has seen her papping a huge array of faces at all of London’s hotspots with her cute and cheeky film camera. Her candid and raw style is a reflection of her vivacious, sociable personality. If she asks you to pose, you better serve a look 🙊
If you didn't know Danika Magdalena was the boss gal behind @Sirius.Film, then you're about to get to know. She's worked on brilliant collaborations with some of the world's most talented individuals and big brands – all the while bringing diversity to the fore while making a bold statement that film ain't dead. Head to roniebond.com now to check out our recent interview with her. #roniebondgang #roniebondfeature #roniebondbhm
It’s October. It’s Black History Month🇬🇧. To celebrate we’ll be sharing photography by some of our favourite Black Female Photographers. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #roniebondBHM ❤️❤️❤️ Nadine Ijewere, half Naij, half Jam, whole British, sick sick sick photographer who came to public attention with her photoseries documenting siblings in her distinctive style – she frequently employs natural looking light in meta, stylised but realistic settings. Having created work with and for virtuality everyone you love from Vogue to @casseychanel , it's safe to say this mami is striding confidently to taking over the world. #roniebondBHM
It’s October. It’s Black History Month🇬🇧. To celebrate we’ll be sharing photography by some of our favourite Black Female Photographers. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #roniebondBHM Mmmmm Ronan Mckenzie is like… where does one even begin to describe or analyse or discuss her work? The summer of love film she created with BBZ’s @mxnadinedavis and @tiasimoncampbell is sick tho, like emotionally moving, captivating, important to the progression of humanity, you NEED to see it.. To say the least, Ronan’s art makes us feel good inside. And with so much incredible work behind her (like shooting for Vogue and American Apparel and her exhibition at the @doomedgallerydalston) whatever is to come is going to be fire. No doubt. #roniebondBHM #londonsfinest #blackgirlmagic #younghustlers
It’s October. It’s Black History Month🇬🇧. To celebrate we’ll be sharing photography by some of our favourite Black Female Photographers. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #roniebondBHM ❤️❤️❤️ If you haven’t seen Krystal Kneuvill’s ethereal portraits then like you’ve probably been living under a rock. Her images look like theyr not from this era, with soft draping fabrics, warm natural light and women, black women. Don’t you just wanna live in her images? Aside from photography, Krystal also creates films and she is currently working on some magic which we’ll be sharing with you soon 💋 #photooftheday